Oberonia ensiformis

Oberonia apiculata 

Oberonia ensiformis                                                                                                                                                        photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (J.E. Sm) Lindley, John
  published in      Folia Orchidacea . Oberonia 8 : 4 . 1855
  family  Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Malaxideae
  subtribe Malaxidinae 
  genus Oberonia  Lindley 1830
  chromosomes 2n = 30  

CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.


(K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)


it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.

native of origins forests in India (Assam), China (Guangxi, Yunnan), Thailand (Doi Sutep), Burma (Moulmein), Laos,
    Viet Nam (Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Hoa binh, Kon Tum, Lang Son, Son La, Thanh Hoa), New Caledonia
  altitude 500 - 1200 m  (1650 - 3960 ft)

climate informations from Kon Tum (Kon Tum, Viet Nam)


Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 700 m / 2310 ft) :

    Oberonia ensiformis b gr uk
  photoperiod in Kon Tum this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 57 m' to 11 h 03 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade to low
inflorescence     length 12 - 15 cm  (4.8" - 6"), axillary 
  nr flowers 120 - 150
  size single flower  0.1 L 0.1 cm  (0.04" L 0.04") - inflorescence  9 L 0.8 cm  (3.6" L 0.32")
  duration inflorescence ≈ 40 - 50 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 50 days 
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